That afternoon. The same exact time arrives, again. He wishes, and wishes.
Like the flowing wind, he wishes to disappear that instant.
“How many times do I have to tell you” he shouts back.
“I don't know. Tell me,” a whisper escapes from the other boy.
“Fuck it. You will never understand.”
“Then make me.”
He looked at the boy who just shows up at the class late. His eye smile let the professor said nothing but a nod. The boy proceeded to sit at the back, a couple of rows behind him.
Cute, but not my type, he thought.
He couldn't imagine the damage he would've given to the cute guy so he dismissed any unnecessary thoughts and focus to old man who's trying his best to do his job.
College life sucks already.
Someone purposely coughed a little loud beside him. A silent hi escaped from the other's mouth.
“We went to high school together. Do you.. remember me?” the other asked.
Donghyuck finally fixed his vision to the other. Oh. That cute guy.
“Sorry, I don't” Donghyuck replied trying to maintain his tone.
The cute guy smiled awkwardly. Donghyuck thought it was pretty. He's pretty.
“Well then... I'm Jeno. We actually never had a class together, but I recognize you. You're Donghyuck, right?”
Fuck, that's sexy, Donghyuck thought. He barely remembers his classmate let alone a stranger he shared the same school with for years.
Besides, he knew his name. That's another point.
“Yeah... yeah... it's Donghyuck, my name”
The other smiled widely back at Donghyuck. His eyes turned into like some crescent moon but prettier. He smiled with his entire face, Donghyuck couldn't help but let a blush creeping on his face. His heart skipped a beat or maybe two. He cursed under his breath.
“Thank God. It's nice to have someone I know on the first day” Jeno replied.
But we barely know each other, oh boy what do you mean. Donghyuck mentally noted this boy is too pure to the world.
“Yeah, Jeno. It's very nice knowing you”
“Do you wanna grab lunch together?”
Fuck, he's so smooth.
“Love to, Jeno”
“To be honest I couldn't catch the professor's name”
“Makes sense since you came late”
“On the first day of school”
“Exactly boy. Mentally noted you were that type of guy”
“Breathtakingly beautiful but have zero manners whatsoever”
“Hey, I just came late to class, not breaking any serious law”
“Sorry sweetheart, but I'm that judgemental. You learn something new today”
Jeno laughed, again with his (goddamn) eye smiles. Donghyuck too, couldn't help let the small giggles out. Donghyuck enjoyed Jeno's company so much. He didn't expect it would turn out like this, but he couldn't ask for anything else.
They didn't realize they've spent almost two hours sitting there, been throwing cute nicknames at each other, lowkey compliment here and there, and oh God they're almost late for their next class. Someone send help, please.
여름이라서 그래. Because it's summer.
Is it because the summer heat because i keep getting sweat once i lay my eyes on him for more than two seconds.
Is it because the sun light that creeps down from the window and falls into his beautiful skin so he shines even more these days?
Is it because The shorts that he wear every time we meet?
“Don't talk to me now, Donghyuck-ah. Now isn't the right time.”
“What the—? Then, when is the right time?”
“I— I don't know, yet. But please, not now.” You're wearing your fav shorts and white shirt Donghyuck-ah, how the hell am i gonna suppose to deal with that, Jeno whispers in his heart.
Donghyuck stays silent for a moment, “fine, whatever you say.” He says as he walks away out of Jeno's room.
Jeno lets out a sigh from his mouth not admitting he hurts and is afraid his words hurt Donghyuck the same too. He shoves it away and continues to clicking his keyboard and mouse with no mercy.
Donghyuck barges into Jaemin and Jisung's room instead.
“Lee Goddamn Jeno won't let me play games with him, what the heck?” Donghyuck says but in pout.
Jaemin turns his eyes from his computer to Donghyuck and let a soft “Ah~” out.
“Hyung, you know your shorts is short-short, right?” Jisung asks without getting his eyes out of his phone.
“Well, they're called shorts for a reason, don't you think Jisung-ah?” Donghyuck mentally rolls his eyes.
“Donghyuck-ah”, Jaemin finally turns his chair to face Donghyuck completely, “There are many types of shorts ever invented in this world,” Jaemin is already clashing his hands together and starts explaining like a fashion guru he is, “There are shorts that is just cms away above your knee and there are also shorts that is just cms away from your crotch.”
“And what does my shorts have to deal with that again, Jaemin-ah?”
“From my imaginary ruler, I can tell your shorts is fall into the latter category.”
Renjun barges in just in time, “It means with that hell of your shorts, you're distracting everyone in the room, and Jaemin-ah can you please make me food?”
“What the—” Donghyuck gets cut off by Jaemin immediately, “or you can come cook with me~” Jaemin sings as he walks out the room.
“Is my shorts distracting, Jisung-ah?” Donghyuck turns his attention still not giving up.
“Yes, hyung. Now can you please leave me alone, this level is already hard enough.”
Donghyuck scoffs and gets out of the room. He passes by Jaemin and Renjun who are busy with them self at the dorm's kitchen.
“Lee Jeno” Donghyuck stands tall in Jeno's door.
“Is my shorts distracting you too?”